Month: August 2018

Words of wisdom from Delaware leaders

By Kathy Canavan  Special to Delaware Business Times Newspaper articles have dubbed Rebecca Byrd a “superstar lobbyist” and “one half of a lobbying powerhouse.” The attorney-lobbyist was born into the business as the daughter of longtime lobbyist Bobby Byrd, and Legislative Hall watchers say she’s a natural. “She’s probably the best lobbyist I’ve ever run…

Fernmoor Homes hosted a ribbon-cutting earlier this week for Mendocino West at Vineyards. The luxury development is the first new condo in Lewes in several years and a response to high demand in the area’s real estate market. The project is located along Route 9 in Lewes, a popular Delaware beach market. “There have been…

(AP) — A federal judge on Thursday refused to overturn the fraud and conspiracy convictions of four former executives for the only financial institution to be criminally charged in connection with the federal bank bailout program. In a 56-page ruling, Judge Richard Andrews refused to enter judgments of acquittal for the former Wilmington Trust executives.…

New Castle County on Thursday introduced NCC Innovates, a business portal (NCCinnovates.com) and grant program to assist start-ups and support the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Statewide and local economic development officials gathered at The Mill in downtown Wilmington to hear both County Executive Matt Meyer and County Economic Development Director Tamarra Morris make the case that NCCinnovates…

The newly formed Delaware Council on Farm and Food Policy will work with the Delaware Department of Agriculture to improve access to nutritious and local food options. “In a state our size, there is an opportunity to draw real connections between the unique and varied opportunities within each of Delaware’s three counties,” said Nikko Brady,…

Delaware Business Times Announces the 2018 DBT40 Honorees

Delaware Business Times is pleased to announce the 2018 DBT40 Awards winners. The DBT40 event pays tribute to these ambitious professionals who are making a name for themselves through professional excellence and community involvement. The honorees represent the best in a wide range of fields such as finance, law, non-profit, hospitality, education and technology. The…

By Ken Alan David Steiger is a veteran restaurateur with a background that includes time at Stephen Starr’s Buddakan in Center City Philadelphia. More recently, he served as director of operations for Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar. La Piña Valley Cantina is the 42-year-old’s first solo venture, and it celebrates the vibrant, pepper-flecked flavors…